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Amplexicaulis Asclepias Plant

  • - Clasping Milkweed
  • - Height: 15-30 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: May-July
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Amplexicaulis Asclepias Plant
Plant Features

Amplexicaulis Asclepias Plants produce flower balls that are filled with 80 small, pink colored flowers that pollinators love. It is shorter than most milkweed varieties and needs very well drained soil to thrive. Clasping milkweed is a host for the Monarch butterfly.

Companion Planting: Aster, Echinacea, Kniphofia, Salvia

Amplexicaulis Asclepias Plant Care Instructions: Keep the plant well-watered for the first 3-4 weeks after transplanting. After that, only water if the plant starts looking droopy. Deadheading the first flush of flowers promotes additional blooms. If you don't want the plant to self-seed, remove all flowers once they are finished blooming. Plants can be cut back to the ground once they drop their leaves. Spring is a good time to fertilize.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 1-2 feet
Habit Upright
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Features Drought tolerant
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Pollinator Garden, Prairie Garden
Plant Used for Educational Value, Water Conservation
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly No
Plant Type Open-Pollinated